Women should benefit from politics, not mistresses of big boys – Kukah

Women should benefit from politics not mistresses of big boys Kukah
Women should benefit from politics not mistresses of big boys Kukah

Mathew Kukah, the Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, has stated that women, not mistresses or additional spouses of powerful men, should gain from political engagement in the country.

Kukah made the remarks during a book festival in Abuja on Saturday, March 5, only days after members of the national parliament voted against proposals aimed at increasing women’s participation in politics and government.

The beauty of democracy, according to the Catholic Bishop, is that it expands the boundaries of knowledge, but “there are some aspects in African culture that are the exact antithesis of democracy.”

He stated,

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